How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In the news this morning: Plans for a detention center rejected, evangelicals push immigration reform, Arizona's SB 1070 training video, mor

Crete backs out of immigrant detention center plan - Chicago Tribune More on how a small municipality outside Chicago has rejected plans by the private prison company Corrections Corporation of America to build an immigrant detention center there.

Evangelicals press Congress on immigration - Washington Post A group of evangelical activists called the “Evangelical Immigration Table” has unveiled a plan to press Congress on comprehensive immigration reform, an elusive goal in an election year. 

State registering immigration consultants to fight predatory practices - Salt Lake Tribune In Utah, businesses that provide immigration consulting services must now register with the state, and face fines for unscrupulous practices. The state is cracking down on businesses that prey on immigrants.

Arizona Redistributes Video Training Cops How to Spot an 'Illegal' - Fox News Latino In anticipation of a forthcoming U.S. Supreme Court ruling on SB 1070, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has ordered a training video on "how to look out for undocumented immigrants" redistributed to law enforcement. Brewer said she "wants to make sure officers are prepared if the court upholds the law."

Undocumented immigrants fight for lifesaving liver transplants - Chicago Tribune Two brothers, both suffering from a life-threatening liver disease, are struggling to receive liver transplants. Both are undocumented and lack health insurance.

Woman in So. Cal immigrant smuggling case vanishes - San Jose Mercury News Homicide detectives are investigating the mysterious disappearance of Rebecca Alford, a San Diego-area woman convicted in a human smuggling case.

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